For Grant Seekers

While we wish you the best of luck in getting the support you need, the CDC Foundation is not a traditional grantmaking foundation. We are not an endowed foundation, and we do not accept or respond to unsolicited proposals.

The CDC Foundation was established by Congress as an independent, nonprofit organization to help the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) work effectively with outside partners. We connect outside partners and resources with CDC scientists to accelerate CDC projects and extend CDC's reach. We are unable to respond to requests for funding that do not originate at CDC.

Occasionally the CDC Foundation may issue a request for proposals (RFP) to sub-grant funds received for a specific project. These RFPs will seek:

  • providers of products or services required for a specific CDC Foundation program with CDC, or
  • eligible nonprofit or governmental organizations that wish to participate in a CDC Foundation program addressing a specific health issue.

All such RFPs will be posted here.

For information on how to find and apply for grants or contracts from CDC and other federal agencies, please visit or

We appreciate your interest in the CDC Foundation and wish you great success with your public health endeavors.